Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

At 15 years old, Lillie Vehling is already a powerhouse of ideas and action.  The freshman, at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, is just a few clicks away from launching ‘Fire Family Ladder’ a project aimed at keeping LAFD families connected to their extended...
Camille Sander: Creating a New Generation of Giving

Camille Sander: Creating a New Generation of Giving

It all started with a lemonade stand on a busy street corner in Oak Park. For the past three years, neighbors knew they could find Camille Sander at the same spot week after week, selling fresh-squeezed juice, homemade cookies and handcrafted bracelets she made...
Hidden Heroes: Family Support Group

Hidden Heroes: Family Support Group

As our LAFD heroes put themselves at risk, some lesser-known heroes are always alongside them. These are the wives, husbands, sons and daughters, who sacrifice so much, yet ask for so little in return. Family members like Valerie Lawrence, who now is dedicated to...